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Fire caused by burning weeds

September 24, 2010

BLACKFOOT — The fire Wednesday that destroyed a storage building for Sartori Foods was likely caused by an employee burning weeds outside the building, according to Blackfoot Fire Chief Kevin Gray.
The building contained packaging materials including cardboard and plastic as well as cleaning chemicals. Gray said the chemicals were typical household chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and hyrdocarbons.
Damages are estimated to be $65,000.

Lon William Herbst, 60

September 24, 2010

POCATELLO — Lon William Herbst, 60, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at his home.
Graveside services for Lon will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, at the Grove City Cemetery, 1 Willow Drive, with military rites provided by the American Legion Post No. 23.
The funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.wilksfuneralhome.com.

Blackfoot School Board to refinance bonds

September 24, 2010

BLACKFOOT — Blackfoot school district trustees are looking to save taxpayers a little money.
Interest rates are low because the bond market is low, said Alan Westenskow, vice president of Zions Bank Public Finance. It's a good time to refinance.
The Blackfoot School District could get a triple A rating because Blackfoot's bonds would be backed by the State of idaho.
In 2002, the Blackfoot School District issued bonds totaling $7.5 million, Westenskow said. What is still owed on the bond issue—$6.7 million—could be called and refinanced.

 

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